Hello! We first want to say thank you for taking the time to visit our page and find out more information about our journey to adoption! Adoption holds a special place in my (Micah) heart for many reasons... In the late 80's my Father was called to a “family meeting” by my Grandmother; the woman who played a large role in my spiritual walk with God. My Father, thinking he was about to receive news of illness or death; was told he had a sister! My Father grew up the oldest of 3 boys. One biological brother and one adopted. My Grandmother at the age of 21 placed her daughter for adoption. A decision I can only imagine was difficult but made out of love… and so the story of adoption was weaved into my family.
From a young age, I felt called to adoption. This coupled with spending time in orphanages in Haiti and Africa has continued to grow that desire. Luckily I married a man who embraced adoption whole heartedly! In 2017 during adoption awareness month, the church we were attending at the time, had a day dedicated to bringing awareness to adoption. Ryan and I went down to the altar, got on our knees and prayed that if it was God's will... we would abide. Since this time we have prayed about adoption and heard God say yes, but not yet. So here we are, in the unprecedented 2020; in the middle of a pandemic and a recession and God is giving us His Yes!
You see, we believe the story of adoption is weaved into all of our lives. It is such a beautiful picture of the gospel. God gave up his one and only Son out of love (John 3:16). Jesus gave up something too. Out of love for you and I, he gave up his life (Romans 5:8), so we could be sons and daughters, heirs of the One True God (2 Corinthians 6:18).
As wonderful as adoption is; it also comes along with many challenges. Not only emotionally but financially. It might surprise you (like it did us) that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. The average adoption cost between $35-55,000! So, with transparency, we invite you along on this journey and humbly ask for you to partner with us financially. If unable to help financially, we hope you will join us in prayer. Prayer for our future son or daughter and for their birth momma. But more importantly that through all of this, ultimately God is glorified!
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Marshall 09332”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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